500 Startups

United States
500 Startups provides early-stage companies with funding of up to $250K via seed investments, a startup accelerator program, and unique events like SmashSummit and GeeksOnaPlane. The group has over 160 experienced startup mentors around the world, a state-of-the-art 10,000 sq ft working space in the heart of Silicon Valley, and a vibrant community of startup founders. Selected areas of interest include financial services & e-commerce, search/social/mobile platforms, personal & business productivity, education & language, family & healthcare, and web infrastructure. 500 Startups closed a $44.1 million second fund (October of 2013) that will focus on backing seed and accelerator companies. The new fund is a 50% boost from the firm's $29.4 million first fund. 500 Startup will invest about 75% of this fund's money domestically and 25% abroad. 500 Startups invests $125k in exchange for 5%. 500 Startups charges a $25k fee for participation in the Accelerator Program.
Firm Location:United States • San Francisco, California • Sunnyvale, California • San Mateo, California • Hong Kong • Toronto, Ontario • Singapore • Tokyo • Indonesia • Istanbul • Global • Mexico, Mexico • San Francisco Bay Area • Israel • Thailand • Bangkok, Thailand • Mexico City, Mexico
Investor Firms That Co-Invest with 500 Startups
500 Startups Team
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Amit Bhatti
500 Startups·Principal
Sweet spot: $100K
Range: $50K - $500K
Investors in SF Bay Area (CA)
Investors in Consumer Internet, Investors in Enterprise, Investors in San Francisco Bay Area (Other Lists)
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Clayton Bryan
500 Startups·Venture Partner
Sweet spot: $100K
Range: $50K - $500K
Investors in San Francisco (CA)
Investors in BioTech, Investors in E-commerce, Investors in Education, Investors in FinTech, Investors in Health & Hospital Services, Investors in Health IT, Investors in Media/Content, Investors in Real Estate/PropTech, Investors in Retail, Investors in San Francisco Bay Area (Other Lists), Investors in Security
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Tim Chae
500 Startups·Managing Partner
Sweet spot: $500K
Range: $150K - $1M
Investors in San Francisco (CA)
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Bonnie Cheung
500 Startups·Venture Partner
Sweet spot: $100K
Range: $50K - $500K
Investors in Hong Kong
Investors in Blockchain, Investors in Cryptocurrency, Investors in Enterprise
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Vishal Harnal
500 Startups·General Partner
Sweet spot: $250K
Range: $50K - $500K
Investors in Singapore
Investors in Blockchain, Investors in Consumer Internet, Investors in Enterprise, Investors in Retail
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Christine Herron
500 Startups·Advisor
Sweet spot: $100K
Range: $50K - $500K
Investors in San Francisco (CA)
Investors in AR/VR, Investors in Data Services, Investors in Diverse Investors (Other Lists), Investors in Education, Investors in Female Investors (Other Lists), Investors in San Francisco Bay Area (Other Lists), Investors in Social Networks
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Shuji Honjo
500 Startups·Advisor
Sweet spot: $100K
Range: $50K - $500K
Investors in Tokyo
Investors in Consumer Internet, Investors in Education, Investors in Enterprise, Investors in MarketingTech
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Enis Hulli
500 Startups·General Partner
Sweet spot: $100K
Range: $50K - $500K
Investors in Istanbul
Investors in Consumer Internet, Investors in Enterprise
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Moo Natavudh
500 Startups·Venture Partner
Sweet spot: $100K
Range: $50K - $500K
Investors in Thailand, Investors in Mountain View (CA)
Investors in Consumer Internet, Investors in Enterprise
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Robert Neivert
500 Startups·Venture Partner
Sweet spot: $150K
Range: $150K - $1M
Investors in San Francisco (CA)
Investors in Advertising, Investors in Blockchain, Investors in Cloud Infrastructure, Investors in Cryptocurrency, Investors in Enterprise, Investors in IoT, Investors in Logistics, Investors in San Francisco Bay Area (Other Lists), Investors in Security
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Khailee Ng
500 Startups·Managing Partner
Sweet spot: $250K
Range: $50K - $500K
Investors in Mountain View (CA)
Investors in Advertising, Investors in AI, Investors in Developer Tools, Investors in E-commerce, Investors in Marketplaces, Investors in Media/Content, Investors in Real Estate/PropTech, Investors in SaaS, Investors in Sales & CRM, Investors in SMB Software
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Malcolm Ong
500 Startups·Venture Partner
Sweet spot: $250K
Range: $25K - $1M
Investors in AI, Investors in E-commerce, Investors in Education, Investors in Female Investors (Other Lists), Investors in FinTech, Investors in Impact, Investors in Marketplaces, Investors in Social Commerce
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Rina Onur
500 Startups·Partner
Sweet spot: $100K
Range: $50K - $250K
Investors in Mountain View (CA), Investors in San Francisco (CA), Investors in New York (NY), Investors in London, Investors in Berlin, Investors in Istanbul
Investors in Games, Investors in Marketplaces
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Krating Poonpol
500 Startups·Partner
Sweet spot: $100K
Range: $50K - $500K
Investors in Bangkok (Thailand)
Investors in FinTech
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Didier Quiroz Ceballos
500 Startups·Partner
Sweet spot: $100K
Range: $50K - $500K
Investors in Mexico (Mexico)
Investors in Health & Hospital Services, Investors in Health IT
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Mameaw Sapprasert
500 Startups·Partner
Sweet spot: $100K
Range: $50K - $500K
Investors in Bangkok (Thailand)
Investors in Consumer Internet, Investors in Enterprise
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Taylor Schaude
500 Startups·Partner
Sweet spot: $200K
Range: $100K - $300K
Investors in Global, Investors in United States, Investors in SF Bay Area (CA)
Investors in Consumer Internet, Investors in Enterprise, Investors in GovTech, Investors in San Francisco Bay Area (Other Lists)
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Kate Seledets
500 Startups·Senior Associate
Sweet spot: $2.0M
Range: $100K - $2.5M
Investors in Mountain View (CA), Investors in Palo Alto (CA), Investors in Moscow, Investors in San Francisco (CA), Investors in Global
Investors in Advertising, Investors in Cloud Infrastructure, Investors in Consumer Internet, Investors in Education, Investors in Enterprise, Investors in Hardware, Investors in San Francisco Bay Area (Other Lists), Investors in Social Networks
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Mike Sigal
500 Startups·Partner
Sweet spot: $150K
Range: $25K - $500K
Investors in Global
Investors in AI, Investors in Blockchain, Investors in Cloud Infrastructure, Investors in FinTech, Investors in Insurance, Investors in MarketingTech, Investors in San Francisco Bay Area (Other Lists), Investors in Security
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Sanjay Singhal
500 Startups·Partner
Sweet spot: $100K
Range: $50K - $500K
Investors in Toronto (Ontario)
Investors in British Columbia (Other Lists), Investors in Consumer Internet, Investors in Enterprise
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Minh Ta
500 Startups·Associate
Sweet spot: $100K
Range: $50K - $500K
Investors in Global
Investors in Consumer Internet, Investors in Enterprise
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Eddie Thai
500 Startups·General Partner
Sweet spot: $100K
Range: $50K - $500K
Investors in Global
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Binh Tran
500 Startups·General Partner
Sweet spot: $150K
Range: $50K - $250K
Investors in SF Bay Area (CA), Investors in San Francisco (CA)
Investors in AgTech, Investors in AI, Investors in Diverse Investors (Other Lists), Investors in E-commerce, Investors in Education, Investors in FinTech, Investors in Logistics, Investors in Marketplaces, Investors in Real Estate/PropTech, Investors in SaaS, Investors in San Francisco Bay Area (Other Lists), Investors in Social Commerce, Investors in Investors who invested in diverse founders (Other Lists), Investors in Investors who invested in female founders (Other Lists), Investors in Investors who were founders (Other Lists)
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Christine Tsai
500 Startups·Partner
Sweet spot: $250K
Range: $50K - $500K
Investors in Palo Alto (CA)
Investors in Consumer Health, Investors in Diverse Investors (Other Lists), Investors in Fashion, Investors in Female Investors (Other Lists), Investors in Hardware, Investors in Health & Hospital Services, Investors in IoT, Investors in Parenting/Families, Investors in Real Estate/PropTech, Investors in Retail, Investors in Sales & CRM, Investors in San Francisco Bay Area (Other Lists), Investors in SMB Software
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Ofer Wald
500 Startups·Advisor
Sweet spot: $100K
Range: $50K - $500K
Investors in Israel
Investors in Consumer Internet, Investors in Developer Tools, Investors in Education, Investors in FinTech, Investors in Israel (Other Lists), Investors in Parenting/Families, Investors in Social Commerce, Investors in Social Networks
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Yingjie Wang
500 Startups·Associate
Sweet spot: $150K
Range: $150K - $2.0M
Investors in SF Bay Area (CA), Investors in San Francisco (CA)
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Jackey Wang
500 Startups·Venture Partner
Sweet spot: $2.0M
Range: $100K - $2.5M
Investors in SF Bay Area (CA), Investors in San Mateo (CA), Investors in Taiwan
Investors in CleanTech/Environment, Investors in Consumer Internet, Investors in Media/Content, Investors in San Francisco Bay Area (Other Lists)
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Tony Wang
500 Startups·Managing Partner
Sweet spot: $1.5M
Range: $100K - $2.0M
Investors in Global
Investors in Consumer Internet, Investors in Hardware, Investors in Health & Hospital Services, Investors in Health IT, Investors in Media/Content, Investors in San Francisco Bay Area (Other Lists)
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Bedy Yang
500 Startups·Managing Partner
Sweet spot: $250K
Range: $50K - $500K
Investors in Brazil
Investors in Education, Investors in Entertainment & Sports, Investors in FinTech, Investors in Health & Hospital Services, Investors in Marketplaces, Investors in SaaS, Investors in Sales & CRM, Investors in SMB Software, Investors in Social Commerce, Investors in Travel
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Edith Yeung
500 Startups·General Partner
Sweet spot: $25K
Range: $10K - $50K
Investors in SF Bay Area (CA)
Investors in BioTech, Investors in E-commerce, Investors in Education, Investors in FinTech, Investors in Health & Hospital Services, Investors in Health IT, Investors in IoT, Investors in Retail, Investors in Security
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Santiago Zavala
500 Startups·Partner
Sweet spot: $250K
Range: $50K - $500K
Investors in Mountain View (CA)
Investors in Advertising, Investors in Games, Investors in Gaming/eSports, Investors in Media/Content, Investors in Payments, Investors in SaaS, Investors in Social Commerce, Investors in Social Networks